RE: Shuttle launch on May 30th - anyone have a launch time computed?

From: Baldridge, Rick (Rick.Baldridge@wj.com)
Date: Thu May 23 2002 - 13:11:14 EDT

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    Just received this from someone working on the launch:
    
    Rick Baldridge
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    Please be aware that beta angle cut off is June 2, so there will be no 
    launch attempt June 2.  We found out that the Shuttle will have three 
    launch attempts, May 30, 31, and June 1.  After June 2, the beta angle 
    window closes, and the launch will be delayed 3 to 4 weeks.
    
    
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Ted Molczan [mailto:molczan@rogers.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 12:22 PM
    To: SeeSat-L
    Subject: RE: Shuttle launch on May 30th - anyone have a launch time
    computed?
    
    
    Robert Smathers requested estimates of the lift-off time of STS 111.
    
    Here are my latest:
    
    Shuttle to ISS: Pad 39A Launch Time
    
        Launch     Coplanar    Lift-off
         Date        UTC         UTC
    -----------------------------------
     2002 May 30   23:48:10    23:44:12
     2002 May 31   23:24:29    23:21:41
     2002 Jun 01   23:00:48    22:55:54
     2002 Jun 02   22:37:07    22:33:23
     2002 Jun 03   22:13:25    22:10:52
     2002 Jun 04   21:49:44    21:45:05
     2002 Jun 05   21:26:03    21:22:34
     2002 Jun 06   21:02:21    21:00:03
     2002 Jun 07   20:38:40    20:34:16
     2002 Jun 08   20:14:58    20:11:45
    
    Lift-off times are expected to be accurate to +/- 5s, assuming that the
    ISS elements are reliable for the above dates.
    
    1 25544U 98067A   02141.49083569  .00030245  00000-0  37654-3 0  4731
    2 25544  51.6356 187.1637 0006584 100.0917 339.1085 15.59646188199867
    
    The public version of the program that generated the above predictions
    should be complete shortly. I will be pleased to e-mail a copy to anyone
    who requests it. Source code is not available, but the key portion of
    the algorithm is explained in the readme file.
    
    Ted Molczan
     
    
    
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